Indoor Painting Idease Biography

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Choosing the right colors was important for another reason: The library would be home to treasured family keepsakes that the McClearys wanted to display. Those keepsakes include a set of leather-bound books by English authors; porcelain Lipizzaner horses that Louisa’s late father, who’d obtained the figurines during his many vacations to Austria, had bequeathed to her; and a coastal-theme oil painting from Stan’s late parents.

For guidance she called in Mary McMurray, a color consultant with Portland-based Art First Colors for Architecture. “When you’re doing multiple rooms and you want them all to be extraordinary in terms of depth of color, it helps to have someone who knows what they’re doing,” says Louisa. “When I’m working with paint samples, I can’t predict the effect the color will have after it’s painted on a huge wall. But Mary can look at a paint chip and say, ‘That’s going to be too beige.’”

The McClearys and McMurray turned to the oil painting for ideas. “We used it as a departure point, but we didn’t match the colors,” says McMurray. “I think a common error is to use the predominant color in a piece of art as a wall color. When you do that, you don’t see the artwork as much.” Inspired by the painting’s coastal hues, McMurray created custom variations on a theme of blue: a deep teal for the walls, an aqua for the back of the bookshelves and a lighter aqua for the ceiling. She also advised ivory for the bookcase and sand-colored carpeting in place of the old taupe one. To help her clients visualize the final result, she painted three-foot-square patches of paint on the walls.

“When we first put the big patch on the wall here, my husband came home and looked at it and went, ‘Oh, my god!’” says Louisa. “Because the blue is so bold. But now he loves it. Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting over the hump of being ready for a deep color.”

As for Louisa, she’s thrilled with the room’s revamped ambience. “Before, it was kind of depressing to look at all that taupe,” she says. “Looking at colors that are this deep and this pretty, it almost gives you physical pleasure.”

Color and design consultant: Mary McMurray, Art First Colors for Architecture, Portland, 503-287-4354 or visit her website, art-first.com.


Interior Color and Design for your Home


Colors benefit on many levels; they harmonize your environment and heighten the ambiance. Colors make architecture sing, increasing the beauty and value of every home.

Using my time tested, step-by-step process, I help you move from indecision to the concrete realization of your highest vision for the personal place you inhabit. Together it’s exciting, different and fun to discover a whole new look where once you saw a dead end.

I specify colors for paint, tile, carpet, countertops and all surfaces, to create a unified and dynamic effect for your interior world.

Helping with the selection and placement of fabrics, window coverings, lighting fixtures, furniture and artwork, we re-create your space with what you have, or improve it with smart economical additions.

I hope you will enjoy viewing the difference Art First made in these home projects.

above: before right: after
forlorn before
before
A sad Living Room, with forlornly pink tile around the fireplace surrounded by a sea of pea green. We redeemed it by balancing the tile color with the correctly chosen mantel color and infusing new life into the space with wall, ceiling and trim paint colors.

room colors by Artfirst.net
after

Craftsman Goes Contemporary

before
A whole house remodel gave scope to the homeowners’ desire for a harmonious blend of contemporary art and furnishings with the original Craftsman style of the home.  Choosing paint colors that bridge the styles and lend a sophisticated ambiance was a challenge that met with success.
We had our heart set on doing real wood cabinets from Ikea but after

our trip there found out that the only style we liked will not work with all of the other

details we already have figured out. We like the design of a foil finish option but I'm

extremely hesitant to go that route given that is what is failing in our kitchen currently.

Opinions on the Ikea foil finish cabinet fronts or Ikea kitchens in general? As I said,

budget is tight so we're really looking to get the most bang for our buck and in that area

Ikea can't seem to be beat. Just really nervous the quality of the foil finish.
You could think of beiges, blues and greens. Keep the walls a neutral base colour and

introduce the color via the upholstery and accessories. I say so because if you plan to

redo it again in a couple of years all you'll have to change are the cushions, rugs and the

accessories. Changing wall color is a lot more effort.
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Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 
Indoor Painting Idease Painting Ideas for Kids For Livings Room Canvas for Bedrooms for Begginners art For Kids on Canvas for Home For Walls for Kitchen 

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